The Art of Cytology
by Suzanne L. Adams, CT (ASCP)
Helping to Build Strong Genes and Healthy Cells the Natural Way!
Veggies from my garden
M/C (Micronutrient to Calorie) and N/C (Nucleus to Cytoplasm) Ratios
*Neither a high fat or high protein diet is right. Remember, the waste product of animal protein metabolism is the toxic amino acid, homocysteine, which at high levels, significantly raises the risk of developing many diseases and conditions (eg: birth defects, heart disease, and cancer). Homocysteine requires folic acid (found mainly in green raw plants) in order for it to be recycled back into the essential and most limiting amino acid, methionine. In addition, a high animal protein diet is usually high in saturated animal fat (eg: bacon, beef) as well. This type of diet is far too rich and burdensome for the human body to metabolize on a continuous basis. A delicate balance exists in nature between plant and animal consumption.
*The human diet should be heavily weighted in raw fruits and vegetables, rich in key micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that function to police and maintain the integrity of cellular health, especially DNA. Focus should be on foods with high M/C ratios (micronutrient to calorie ratios). Empty carbohydrate foods--those low in micronutrients and high in calories--foods with low M/C ratios--should be avoided, especially if they contain added salt, refined sugar and flour, and unnatural chemical compounds (artificial flavors and preservatives, etc.). Usually these highly processed foods barely resemble their natural origins.
*Diets with high M/C (micronutrient to calorie) ratios create healthy cells with low N/C ratios (nucleus to cytoplasm ratios), but diets with low M/C ratios create malnourished unhealthy cells with cytomegaly (cells that have abnormally large cytoplasm and nuclei such as in cervical folate deficiency and gastric atrophy) that may eventually change into cells that have high N/C ratios (eg: HPV), signifying cancerous or disease change (see also Ames, BN, 1999).
Choice Foods in the Color Diet
dark green lettuce
(red, green, yellow, hot)
of all kinds
and other small
cold water fish
(eg: wild salmon
wild game (deer, pheasant, etc)
organic beef, sparingly
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